The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, passed away at the Istana Anak Bukit at 2.30 pm, today at the age of 89.
His passing was announced by Kedah Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
The remains of His Majesty would later be laid to rest at the Langgar Royal Mausoleum at 4pm tomorrow.
The state, federal and other flags should be flown at half-mast for three days beginning today, while throughout the duration of mourning, all entertainment events would be cancelled.
Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah also announced a public holiday for the state tomorrow, but the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah, UPSR, in the state will go on as scheduled.